Claremont Insider: Students Wanting to Ride the Rails

Monday, March 24, 2008

Students Wanting to Ride the Rails


The Real Zajac over at the Foothill Cities Blog has a post about a group of San Gabriel Valley college students who have organized a grass-roots effort to lobby for the Gold Line Extension from Pasadena to the Ontario Airport.

The group calls itself I Will Ride and has been posting videos on You Tube. The website has some student videos as well as an online petition to sign.

Funding for the Gold Line was left off the most recent Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) draft long range transportation plan, so the timetable for completion of the extension to Montclair has been pushed back to 2014. The Ontario extension will take even longer.

The Real Zajac's post also includes a link to the Gold Line Authority's Call to Action page, where they have instructions for submitting letter to the MTA in support of putting the Gold Line Extension back into the final long term plan. They also mention that there will be a public meeting on April 8th to address the draft plan and to take public comment. Here's information for the meeting:
MTA Draft Long Term Transportation Plan Meeting
April 8, 2007, 6pm
Potero Elementary School
8026 East Hill Drive
Rosemead, CA 91770